Audi on Tuesday unveiled its fully-electric e-tron GT (Gran Turismo), revealing two models available for pre-order this month: e-tron GT quattro and the RS e-tron GT.
According to Audi, the e-tron has a drag coefficient of 0.24, and has two electric motors with output of 350 kW (476 PS) or 440 kW (598 PS). Range is at 487 km (302.6 mi) and an 85 kWh battery, that supports DC fast-charging up to 270 kW. The e-tron GT has a 93 kW battery pack.
Audi says the e-tron GT design is where “sportiness and comfort meet sustainability”, as it has large wheels, wide track, flat silhouette, and long wheelbase.
The Matrix LED headlights are standard on the RS e-tron GT, while it’s an option for the GT quattro. Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light are available as an option.
As for performance, the e-tron can go 0–100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.1 or 3.3 seconds (RS model), respectively.
Top speeds are 245 km/h (152.2 mph) with the e-tron GT quattro and 250 km/h (155.3 mph) with the RS model.
Audi says there is “sophisticated” thermal management with four cooling circuits, while a heat pump is standard.
The e-tron GT has the same platform as the Porsche Taycan, but both exterior and interiors are different.
As for pricing? The Audi e-tron GT starts at $99,000 USD, while the e-tron RS starts at $139,900 USD, with both prices undercutting the Porsche Taycan 4S and Turbo, and will go on sale in the United States starting this summer.
For comparison, the Tesla Model S Plaid+ starts at $138,490 USD and has range of over 520 miles, a top speed of 200 mph and a 0-60 mph time of under 1.99 seconds, and will debut in late 2021.
You can watch a replay of Audi’s unveiling event for the e-tron GT below (has more talking than images of the vehicle?):
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